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28th-Mar-2008 03:52 pm
My bike computer failed again today. Twice. Not to mention failing last night on the ride back from Pancakes.

I am NOT a happy camper right now and I've already ordered a replacement.

Now I'll have to guess the length of the last couple of rides - 20Ks for Pancakes seems about right, and 50 for the ride to Ballajura and back. These are probably underestimates - it would be realistic to assume that Hepburn Ave from the Freeway to Alexander Dr is at least 8 - 10 Km each way - but if I'm guessing I'd rather be guessing low.

Of course, I'd rather not be guessing at all.
28th-Mar-2008 06:55 am (UTC)
google map
28th-Mar-2008 08:51 am (UTC)
Actually www.mapmyride.com would be better for this but seems a bit awkward to use. Or bikely.com
28th-Mar-2008 08:56 am (UTC)
A quick play on mapmyride indicates that 25Ks each way to Ballajura will be close enough for government work...
28th-Mar-2008 06:57 am (UTC)
How was the ride, otherwise?
28th-Mar-2008 07:03 am (UTC)
Pretty good.

Hepburn Ave has quite a nice surface (mmmmmm, hotmix) and wasn't too busy. The drivers up that way seem to be quite friendly, and the freeway bike path (thanks for that BTW) dodged the worst bits.
28th-Mar-2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Was there a bike path on Hepburn Ave?

I haven't encountered any deliberately rude drivers. Yet.
28th-Mar-2008 07:18 am (UTC)
There did seem to be a path to the side for part of the way but it was awkwardly placed and seemed to peter out or disappear at times.

I decided quite early that the road would be faster and safer given the light traffic. As it turned out there was a marked shoulder/bike lane in places which I used when available (and when there weren't too many bricks in it...)
28th-Mar-2008 07:24 am (UTC)

Pity it's got so humid today.
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